/ Mt Blanc Sept 2013. Which Boots ?
I've got the chance to climb Mt Blanc next September and will need to get suitable boots for the walk in/snow/glacier traverses before the summit. Can anyone recommend a boot/crampon combo ? I know they're all about fit etc, but there's so much choice out there I'm flummuxed. All advice is they need to be well broken in, so I'm thinking I could get them now and use them over the winter whilst I'm training.
Any advice ?
And depending on fit of you foot I would say either scrapa manta, a solo alpinist, or other boots in the b2 rated catagory. But if your looking at doing some ice or mixed climbing in the future go for a b3 rated boot now, more to pay now but one pair will do well. In which case the sportiva boots mentioned above are excellent, I also highly recommend the scrapa phantom guides. These also have the advantage of built in gaters.
Best thing to do, go to some main shops like Cotswold outdoor, Ellis Brigham, snow and rock. Get a boot fitting. A good shop will measure ur feet and recommend a boot or ur foot profile and what ur doing/ plan on doing in the future. Also make sure you invest in some good quality socks, smart wool or bridge sale are my favourite
Thanks again for the help guys.
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